We’re making some progress now, and the hardest part – figuring out the style templates - is over. I’m now ready to take Marcie’s manuscript and reformat it into a presentable book format. First, however, I want to remove any previous formatting that might be embedded in the text. Then we’ll work on the images.Read More
I have two versions of each of our books – the printed version and the eBook version. The text itself is the same, but the presentation differs between the two. In the last Blue View, I talked about templates – what they are and why you might care. This week, I’ll talk a little about word processors, then we’ll get into the nitty-gritty about those templates, how to use them and how to customize themRead More
When I open a new document in my word processor program – whether I’m using MS Word, LibreOffice, or OpenOffice – the paragraph and page styles are usually set to the default styles, and 99% of the time, this is just fine for what I’m doing. I just start typing my document and use the default settings for font, font size, indenting, etc.
This isn’t a good way to format an eBook, however. For an eBook, it’s important to set up page and paragraph styles and save these as a template.Read More